Friday, March 5, 2021

Bulk Carrier Busted for Dumping Garbage at Great Barrier Reef

Australia has fined the chief officer and operator of a Liberian-flagged bulk carrier for dumping garbage into the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. An investigation by Australian Maritime Safety Authority...

March 5, 2021
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Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Singapore Shipping Company Fined $12 Million Over Illegal Oily Water Discharges

Singaporean shipping company Pacific Carriers Limited has been fined $12 million in U.S. federal court after pleading guilty to concealing illegal discharges of oily water and garbage. PCL was sentenced...

December 2, 2020
Total Views: 4618

Monday, May 6, 2019
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Maritime News

Greek Shipping Companies to Pay $4 Million Fine for Illegal Discharges in Texas

Both the vessel Master and operator company previously admitted to lying to U.S. Coast Guard investigators. Two Greek shipping companies have been sentenced to pay a $4 million and serve probations...

May 6, 2019
Total Views: 57

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Maritime News

Shipping Company to Pay $1 Million Over Illegal Dumping in Great Lakes

A German shipping company has plead guilty and will pay $1 million for covering up illegal dumping of oily waste water from one of its vessels into the Great Lakes....

July 6, 2016
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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

South Korean Shipping Company Fined $950,000 in Hawaii Over Illegal Discharges

A a federal judge in Hawaii has sentenced a South Korean shipping company to pay a total of $950,000 for its failure to maintain an accurate oil record book, in violation...

April 6, 2016
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Monday, November 17, 2014

Car Carrier Chief Engineer Pleads Guilty in ‘Magic Pipe’ Case

The chief engineer of a NYK Line car carrier has pleaded guilty in federal court in Baltimore, Maryland, to obstruction of justice and violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships.

November 17, 2014
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Friday, January 11, 2013
sanford seafood

New Zealand Fishing Company Fined $2.4 Million, Chief Engineer Jailed for Environmental Crimes

WASHINGTON – A New Zealand fishing company that owned and operated the tuna fishing vessel San Nikunau, and a former chief engineer on the ship, were sentenced in federal court...

January 11, 2013
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Friday, June 22, 2012

Bilge Dump CSI: AIS Helps ID Vessel Responsible for Oil Slick Off Angola

On April 6th, satellite-image-monitoring-environmental group SkyTruth identified a 92-mile slick off Congo and Angola captured in the above photo that was likely the result of a discharge of oily bilge...

June 22, 2012
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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

U.S. Charges New Zealand Fishing Company Alleging Environmental Crimes and Obstruction of Justice

A New Zealand fishing company has been charged by the U.S. Department of Justice for violating environmental laws and obstruction of justice.  The case is the latest in a crackdown...

December 7, 2011
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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Puerto Rican shipping company fined in pollution cover-up case

Puerto Rican-based Epps Shipping Company was sentenced today in federal court to pay a $700,000 fine for violation of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships and making false statements...

August 18, 2011
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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Greek ship operator pleads guilty in Texas spill case

Company Has Agreed to Pay $900,000 Monetary Penalty (WASHINGTON) — A ship management company headquartered in Greece that operated a 29,414 – ton cargo ship that made calls in multiple...

June 9, 2011
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Thursday, October 18, 2007

Chief Engineer Convicted in Pollution Case

In the latest criminal proceedings related to Marine Pollution and the use of “Magic Pipes” the Chief Engineer aboard an American-flagged car-carrier ship was convicted of one count of conspiracy...

October 18, 2007
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